The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, in continuation of his operational tour of formations and units in 6 Division Area of Responsibility (AOR), on 9 March 2022 commissioned a block of newly constructed 30 units of one bedroom flat for soldiers at Camp Tukur Buratai Barracks, Yenagoa.
While commissioning the building, situated in 16 Brigade AOR, Gen Yahaya stated that the project was initiated during his maiden visit, sometime in July 2021 to address the dearth of accomodation in the Brigade.
He reiterated his commitment to improve upon the welfare of troops by uplifting the standard of living of officers, soldiers and their families in NA formations and units. He stressed that it is in fulfilment of one of his pillars of command to provide efficient administration for the NA. He urged the troops to reciprocate the gesture by diligently discharging their responsibilities.
The COAS, who pointed out, that the activities of oil thieves and illegal oil bunkerers are bleeding the nation’s economy, charged the troops to upscale their operational activities to eradicate oil theft and pipeline vandalism in their AOR, in order to creat requisite enabling environment for legitimate economic activities to thrive.
Gen Yahaya also assured troops of his resolve to continue to reward competence and hardwork. He however, warned that indolence and unwholesome attitude will be sanctioned.
Highpoint of the visit was the handing over of keys to the beneficiaries of the new accomodation.